Write-Offs: 12.09.11


$$$New Treaty to Save the Euro May Also Divide Europe [NYT]

$$$ Plausible-sounding explanation of how the UK ended up outside of the new EU deal [Economist]

$$$ "[T]he non-euro members who did go along did so mostly because they hope to join the euro. ... This is like supporting the death penalty because you're hoping to end up on death row." [Megan McArdle]

$$$Buffett tips his farmer son as next Berkshire chair [AFP]

$$$ There will be a "low budget remake" of American Psycho [Deadline]

$$$ "Goldman Said to Plan CDs Tied to Equities," who called that? [Bloomberg, us]

$$$ True? "When you came to Princeton as wide-eyed freshmen, you probably didn’t dream of working at Goldman Sachs. What happened?” [Daily Princetonian]

$$$ Carl Icahn launched a tender offer for Commercial Metals [Reuters]

$$$Judge OKs $2.2 Billion Transfer to MF Global Clients [CNBC]

$$$ The most adorable little ratings agency you'll read about all week [DealBook]

$$$ Completely amazing photos of the Phillie Phanatic in its natural habitat [MLB.com via Deadspin]

$$$ "The 30-year-old trader ended a nine-year stint at Goldman Sachs in October to strike out on his own - this week launching the world's first custom-fit condoms, TheyFit." [London Evening Standard]


Write-Offs: 04.03.13

$$$ Cohn Says Banks Other Than Goldman, JPMorgan Retrenching [Bloomberg] $$$ Ex-Goldman trader Taylor pleads guilty to wire fraud [Reuters] $$$ Bundesbank launches Deutsche probe [FT] $$$ Bank of Canada searches far and wide for Carney's successor [Reuters] $$$ Huey Lewis and Weird Al Reenact Classic American Psycho Scene in Honor of Sports’ 30th Birthday [Gawker] $$$ Government Watchdog Faults Regulators Over Foreclosure Review [DealBook] $$$ Royal Bank of Scotland faces $6 billion investor action [Reuters] $$$ Money Is Memory [Izabella Kaminska] $$$ A man caught beating down a 56-year-old woman during a subway robbery in Borough Park wore a college fraternity sweatshirt with his nickname on it, law enforcement sources said. Aidan Folan, 21, was caught on camera wearing his favorite Alpha Phi Delta hoodie with custom lettering on the back that reads, "Stugotz 27," sources added. The Italian slang term roughly translates to "testicles" and is so loved by the suspect he chose it and the number "27" for his Facebook page, sources added. [NYP] $$$ Justin Bieber’s Pet Monkey Quarantined in Germany [Time]

Write-Offs: 2.9.16

Goldman Sachs Abandons Five of Six 'Top Trade' Calls for 2016; Deutsche Bank’s Hybrid Bonds Are in a Death Spiral; Goat arrested for trespassing in India released on bail; and more.